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Linux Gains "Embedded" Maintainers

May 28, 2008, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Andrew Morton finally has his wish--times two--as there are now two official 'Embedded Linux' maintainers listed in the Linux kernel 'Maintainers' file. David Woodhouse and Paul Gortmaker have volunteered to act as embedded Linux maintainers, and there is now a linux-embedded@vger.kernel.org list.

"Morton, who is the maintainer of Linux 2.6 and among the top five contributors to the kernel by lines of code, called for a full-time, architecture-independent 'embedded maintainer' at CELF's Embedded Linux Conference in April. At the time, he reminded everyone that things 'can and do break' in embedded Linux kernel development, and suggested that a dedicated person to oversee the process might help limit the damage..."

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